Telehealth privacy and security: Investment and education are key, attorney says

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Mike Miliard

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Security in the COVID-19 Era
Telehealth privacy and security: Investment and education are key, attorney says
As virtual health deployments scale up and become routine, everyone – vendors, clinicians, patients and compliance officers have a role to play in keeping video and streaming remote monitoring data secure.

The size, scope and rapidity of new telehealth and remote patient monitoring rollouts since the onset of the coronavirus crisis has been remarkable.

Hospitals and practices that had never before deployed virtual-care tools learned quickly how to integrate them. Those that had experience saw massive increases in the number of video visits.

But if telehealth is relatively easy to roll out and scale up, keeping the massive amounts of structured and unstructured data it generates is...

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